Pac Pix

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Galaki, Mar 23, 2007.

Mar 23, 2007

Pac Pix by Galaki at 5:39 AM (1,439 Views / 0 Likes) 17 replies

  1. Galaki
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    Some of the hyped games that I've seen are questionable.

    But this game, Pac Pix, awe me from the start of the tutorial/begining.

    The name and the box art really doesn't do this game justice.

    This is definitely a must-have game.

    Now, to the main point. Are there anymore games like this? Bring your drawings to life?
     
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    Well you know my name is Simon ... *sings*
     
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    How bout you play for more than 1 hour before you say how good it is..
     
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    Pac Pix is old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    older then my computer? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Galaki
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    I think I've already gotten there. Annoyingly, having to restart from begining of the chapter if you failed a page. It would be awesome if there's more game modes. such as wifi (Pacman vs Ms. Pacman?) Or perhaps some sort of unlimited mode.
     
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    I preferred Pac 'n' Roll, Pac-Pix was fun for about 10 minutes for me, it felt like something that should have been a mini game in another game.
     
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    I thought it was extremely innovative & showed what the DS is capable of. It’s a shame we don’t see more of these
    innovative games to show off the DS. Looks like we are doomed to see the constant rehash line of Pokemon & FF
    games that are on every consol. Another one that is along the lines of Pac Pix is “Kirby Canvas Curse” plus it has a bit
    more to it over Pac Pix that gives it longer playability.
     
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    No offence people who like this game, but you're crazy =p Innovative use of the DS? more like a game that was made just because they thought they should make a DS game and felt it was obligatory to use the touch screen constantly. Games shouldn't be made just for that reason.

    Try things like hotel dusk... they truly show what the DS is capable of. Games where the touch screen just nicely integrates and doesn't completely take over. A perfect example, in my opinion, is theme park. A classic game for PC, that didn't "need" porting. But they did port it, and they didn't make it overly touch screen... the touch screen just compliments it and makes it a pleasure to play. The touch screen enhances the game, not hinders it.

    Unfortunately I think we haven't seen the end of games using the touch screen for the sake of it. The same with the wii to be honest. Especially with developers who develop for every single console.
     
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    Yoshi Touch and Go makes use of the touchscreen *and* the microphone [​IMG]

    It's a fun diversion for playing every once in a while... I get annoyed by starting at the same place over and over and over again tho. [​IMG] Wish the levels were more diverse.
     
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    I think it's funny there really are two types of opinions about this game. Some people found this game to gimmicky and therefore didn't like it, and some people where immediately drawn to the fact that you could play with your own drawings. I belonging to the latter group and still think it's a wonderful game, no matter how repetitive it is [​IMG]
     
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    Lol - "drawn ... drawings" [​IMG] nice!

    It was also fun to see how screwed up you could make a functional Pac-Man [​IMG]
     
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    I don’t get what you’re saying Little, your comparing a PC port were they just replaced the mouse for the stylus in theme park, & game play is just OK. To a completely new way to play a old classic that works & is still fun to play in Pac pix. There is nothing new or DS specific about what you mention. Why not mention Tetris it’s the same thing but with a few new additions. Pac pix & games like them are extremely innovative, you may not like them. But they’re amazing that they even work & are fun even for a little bit.
     
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    Sorry I wasted cash on it when it came out, made me not care to trust the other Pac game (n Roll) as the saving just blew and the drawing was just too sketchy on detection.

    Truly hated the arrows because it didn't matter where your pointer faced, the neck of the arrow picked direction.
     
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    woah i owned the game .. its not really good...
     
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    My point with theme park is that they didn't feel the need to add a billion touch screen features. Pacpix was created souly so they could use the touch screen. The game is the way it is because they wanted a touch screen game.
     
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    wait a minute, did you just say the game which built around the usage of touchscreen+stylus shouldn't make you use the touchscreen+stylus constanly?
     
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    Yup, it SUUUCKS to draw a single arrow!
     
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    Bear in mind PacPix was also a launch title, so it's no surprise that an "innovative use" title to show off touchscreen capabilities would be in the line up. I don't see anything wrong with a game built around only using the touchscreen, it's there to be used. [​IMG]

    I think it's worse when developers try to use the stylus to complement gameplay and screw it up by putting it in a game that shouldn't have it at all. Like in Castlevania: DOS where, despite 95% of the game using the d-pad, you can also navigate the status menu with the stylus. There's really no point. And the magic seals drive me up the wall; suddenly swapping from d-pad to touchscreen on a short time limit is a nightmare. (although I will confess to liking the cracky ice blocks [​IMG] )

    (Don't get me wrong, Castlevania's an awesome game but it'd be just fine without the touchscreen)
     

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